A smile creeps across the face of Isaac Johnson, owner and manager of Advanced Automotive, as another vehicle exits his shop in top running condition. More than 35 years in the automotive-repair industry has gifted Ike with keen insight into all things automobile, knowledge that he shares with his staff of formally trained, ASE-certified technicians who brandish expertise in everything from tire repair to brake calibration. Thanks to Ike’s son, Matt, who added Pennsylvania safety-and-emissions testing to the shop’s bag of tricks, the staff also makes sure cars comply with state laws as they cruise down highways or screech to a halt in front of jaywalking snowmen.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.
Eagle Collision's staff consists of ASE-certified technicians who offer a wealth of automotive repair and body work expertise. The shop welcomes all makes and models in for a fix, but they specialize in imports?namely, European and Japanese vehicles that require specialized knowledge and an ability to counteract jet-lag. Eagle's services range from oil changes to large-scale repairs to servicing brakes, tires, transmissions, and engines. In addition to mechanical services, they offer PA state inspections and automotive detailing, the latter a task performed with commitment and attention it takes to restore the car's original luster. Eagle Collision is also a member of the Porsche Club of America, and is a haven of informed technicians for Porsches and other exotic vehicles.
The technicians at American Tire and Brake prepare cars for the cold season with high-grade oil changes, adjustments, and safety inspections. During the oil change, mechanics drain depleted fluids from the car and replace them with up to 5 quarts of semi-synthetic oil, which maximizes engine life by monitoring its stress levels and massaging weary pipelines. After installing a clean filter, the mechanics reposition tires to even out tread wear. The winterization package prepares vehicles for seasonal sustainability with a wheel balance, which calibrates the concrete kissers for smooth and straight driving. Technicians tend to the antifreeze, test the battery to prevent breakdowns, and embark on a 29-point check. During the inspection, the perceptive staffers cast trained glances at essential components to make sure nothing is damaged or being held together by malleable string cheese.
Today's automotive technicians working their today hadn't yet been born when Fenkell Automotive Service first opened its doors in 1932. But they benefit from the business's tradition of astute customer service and professional courtesy. In addition to oil changes, maintenance, and windshield repair, the crew demonstrates their commitment to customers with preventative maintenance plans that not only meet cars' factory service recommendations, but also insures against mishaps with free towing, tire hazard coverage, and roadside assistance.